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100 pounds of pot found in traffic stop

Published On: Dec 21 2012 02:17:50 PM CST
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More than 100 pounds of pot were found in a traffic stop in Payette County on Wednesday.


Idaho State Police made a big drug bust in Payette County on Wednesday.

Just before 8 p.m., troopers stopped Kennard Mueller, 39, of Jacksonville, Fla., eastbound on Interstate 84, for a traffic violation.

A police dog was alerted to the odor of drugs on the outside of the 2007 Honda Ridgeline. A search of the car revealed marijuana with a total weight of 106 pounds. Police believe the marijuana was en route from Washington to Illinois.

Mueller is being charged with felony drug trafficking.